2021 Federal Election Info
The next Canadian Federal Election takes place on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021.
Who Can Vote?
To vote in the Canadian federal election, you must:
Be a Canadian citizen
Be at least 18 years old on election day
Prove your identity and address
ID To Vote
Three options to prove your identity and address. To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old on Election Day.
Option 1: Show one of these pieces of ID
Your driver’s licence
Any other card issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial/territorial or local) with your photo, name and current address
Option 2: Show two pieces of ID
Both must have your name and at least one must have your current address.
Voter information card and bank statement
Utility bill and student ID card
Don’t have these? No problem!
Option 3: If you don’t have ID
You can still vote if you declare your identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and who is assigned to your polling station vouch for you. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address. A person can vouch for only one person (except in
long-term care facilities). See the list of accepted ID for Option 2.
How To Register
If you are already registered, you might have received a voter information card in the mail. Your voter information card tells you where and how to vote. If you do not have your voter information card you can register to vote two ways:
Online: You can register online Voter Registration – Elections Canada
In person: On Election Day or at an advance polling stations. You will need to bring your identification (ID) and proof of your physical address. You cannot use ID that only lists a mailing address (PO Box, rural route, or general delivery) to register.
Important for Voting
To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on Election Day and prove your identity and address. Your health and safety is our priority—measures are in place to keep you safe, no matter how you choose to vote. Plan early. During a pandemic, things can take a bit more time. Make a plan and choose the voting option that works best for you. You can vote almost any time.
Vote on Election Day
Vote at your assigned polling station on Election Day, Monday, September 20, 2021. Polls will be open for 12 hours (hours vary by time zone)
For Federal Election info available in several different languages, click here.